Congressmembers Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Chris Smith (R-NJ)—Ranking Member and Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations—today introduced H.Res. 216 condemning the heinous atrocities and terrorist attack that occurred on April 2, 2015, at Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya that killed 147 people, offering condolences to the friends, families and loved ones of those who were killed, and reaffirming the United States’ support for the people and government of Kenya.
Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the bipartisan introduction of HR 1891, the “AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015” that will extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for 10 years.
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Obama officially removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement condemning the attack this morning at Garissa University College in Kenya:
Members of Los Angeles Congressional Delegation urge federal funding for Regional Connector and Purple Line Extension
Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) and 4 additional members of the Los Angeles Area Congressional Delegation sent a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide at least $330 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Fiscal Year 2016 for the Downtown Regional Connector and the Westside Purple Line Subway Extension.
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the last Ebola patient in Liberia was discharged from a treatment center in Monrovia.
Statement condemning last weekend’s New York Times ad attacking National Security Advisor Susan Rice
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement condemning last weekend’s full-page ad in the New York Times attacking National Security Advisory Susan Rice.
USTR Froman Keynotes Africa Forum with Business and Diplomatic Leaders to Urge Congress to Reauthorize AGOA
Congressmember Karen Bass yesterday joined U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman for a forum in conjunction with the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss the reauthorization of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act.
House unanimously passes Bass-Kline bipartisan legislation to fight link between child sex trafficking
Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 469, the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015.” Introduced by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), the legislation will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after voting against legislation that would take away healthcare tax credits under the Affordable Care Act if the insurer provides abortion coverage.